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Webinar Alert: “From Appalachia to Alaska: Supporting rural communities and individual artists”
While rural communities have common assets and challenges, not all rural communities are the same. Join us on August 11 to hear from Enzina Marrari and Roy Agloinga (Rasmuson Foundation), Stephanie Hyre (Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation), and Thomas Watson (Rural Support Partners). They will share what makes their communities and support unique, and what funders should keep in mind when supporting rural communities and individual artists in these communities. Details and registration here.
Webinar Alert: “What’s the Forecast for Arts Education?”
The impact of the pandemic leaves us no choice but to shift at alarming rates, and we are glad to have artists and other funders in the field share their findings and suggestions as we navigate this challenging time. Join us on August 18 to hear from Kimberly Olsen (NYC Arts in Education Roundtable) and Alex Nock (Penn Hill Group) as they discuss federal funding changes, how funders can respond, and what teaching artists are doing to assimilate into this new reality. Details and registration here.
Next Week! GIA’s Twitter Chat on Arts and Recovery
Grantmakers throughout the field are strategizing how best to support their cultural communities in the midst of crisis now more than ever. Join us for a Twitter Chat on August 6 at 2pm EDT/11am PDT to hear from Agnes Crespo (Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico); Erika Dickerson-Despenza (Blk feminist poet-playwright & 2020 Grist 50 Fixer); Kristy Drutman (Brown Girl Green); Eva Rosenberg (The Boston Foundation); and Grace Sato (Candid). They will discuss what the arts need in order to recover from unexpected crisis, and how can we ensure humans remain at the center of our approaches. Follow @GIArts on Twitter for the conversation using the hashtags #GIAArtsRecovery and #GIArts.

Details here.
In Case You Missed It!
Don’t miss this critical conversation from Angelique Power, president of the Field Foundation, on our hopes and our commitment deep, real, and actional equity from the recent Americans for the Arts Conference. We are always so grateful to be in community with our board alumni.

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News from the Field
Arts Education in the Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic
We all know by now how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the educational system. Inevitably, the pandemic has greatly impacted arts education in university-level art programs as some colleges continue to change or revisit their plans for in-person learning, remote classes, a hybrid model, as an article in The Los Angeles Times reports…
An Assessment of the Black Dance Sector: A new report
The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) recently announced a financial and organizational assessment of the IABD dance company membership. The research, The Black Report, analyzes a sample of 30 Black-led dance companies from across the United States, details the announcement…
“What Do Artists Need?” NPN’s Question to Artists
The National Performance Network (NPN) reached out to artists in New Orleans and nationally with a provocative question: “What do you need?” The responses were captured in videos and to keep that conversation alive, NPN asks artists to answer that question via social media with the hashtag #WhatArtistsNeed…

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